Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Confidential

From: Dr Ben Simon <>

This email with the subject "Confidential" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 24 Mar 2010 00:45:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Dr Ben Simon <>, although it may have been spoofed.

Good day my dear brother, please let this mail don't comes to you as surprise. I am Dr Ben Simon, a 
banker with the above mentioned bank in BOA bank of Africa Ouagadougou Burkina Faso in West Africa, 
holding the post of bill and exchange manager bank of Africa Ouagadougou Burkina Faso in West 
Africa.  On Monday, 31 July, 2000, one Andreas Schranner, a Garman National, An Astute Business man 
of international repute, a contract with ecowas country, whose endeavours spans various areas of 
Business interest, (Real estate, contract and Farming .execution and gold operations) made a 
numbered time (Fixed) Deposit, valued at $10,600,000.00 (Ten Million, Six Hundred thousand United 
States Dollars) for twelve calendar months in my Bank Branch. Upon Maturity, we sent a routine 
notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and 
finally we discovered from his company that Mr. Andreas Schranner was aboard the AF4590 plane 
crash, which crashed on Monday, 31 July 2000 into the Hotelissimo. Visit the web site for 

After further investigation, all the official board directors of these bank them discovered that he 
died without making a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin proved fruitless. On further 
investigation, it was discovered that Late Mr. Andreas Schranner did not declare any next of kin or 
relatives in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paper work here in our Bank. 
The total sum, $10,600,000.00 million united state dollars is still in my bank here today as I am 
writing this mail to you and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of 
each year.

In the conversation in all efforts to trace and locate his next of kin proved abortive. After In 
accordance with the country's banking laws and constitution guiding protocols banking institution 
stated that after the expiration of 10 (ten) years, if no body or person comes for the claim as the 
next of kin, such money will be revert to the Burkina Faso government treasury if nobody applies as 
the next of Kin to claim of the fund. Consequently, It is upon this respect, I seek to present you 
as a foreign partner to stand in as the next of kin to the late Mr. Andreas Schranner since no one 
will come up for the claim upon your acceptance of this proposal, I shall send to you by mail the 
BOA Bank "Next of Kin Payment Application Text Form" as well as detailed information on how this 
deal would be carried out. The money will be shared in the ratio: Sixty percent for me, thirty 
percent for you and ten percent for any arising contingencies during the Course of this transaction.

I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any 
breach of the law, as I will use my position in the Bank's here to perfect this business 
transaction & secure Approvals and guarantee the successful execution of this transaction. Please 
be informed that your utmost confidentiality is required. If this interests you, I want to remind 
you of the confidentiality of this Transaction at hand whatever your decision is I await your 
urgent response. Your detailed reply should contain your telephone and fax numbers for easier 
communication. Please contact me with my: private Email address. and private 
number +226 78 15 48 32

Dr Ben Simon